Having an air conditioner at home in the scorching heat of summers is every middle-class family’s dream.
With the advancement in technology pricing of ACs is going down every year.
Now you too can own an AC.
Even in your budget of 25,000 rupees, you will find many ACs
However, brands like Samsung, LG and OGeneral AC will not be available in this budget.
You can get 1-1.5 tonnage in window AC and 0.8-1 tonnage in split AC
Choose from window or split AC
In this price range, split AC may not be that good, better go for window AC.
This post contains a list of the best AC under 25,000 in India. Refer to the page index below for navigating through the entire article
Best Window AC under 25000
Voltas is the most popular manufacturer when it comes to budget-friendly air conditioners in India
This AC model – 183 DZA is a window AC having R32 refrigerant. I have seen many voltas AC online with R22 refrigerant.
R22 refrigerant ACs are older models that are available at a lower price.
You should look for ACs with R32 or R41A refrigerant because newer models are using this.
This is a 1.5 ton AC suitable for a 100-150 square feet room.
At this price, you get a 3 star 1.5 ton AC with a 2.92 ISEER rating. If you can increase your budget slightly you may get a 5-star voltas AC.
5-star ACs are good at cooling efficiency and so consume less power.
It will work well even in cities like Rajasthan where the temperature reaches 50-60 degree celsius
The coiling used inside the unit is 100% copper.
Maintains good air quality inside the room with its 2 stage filtration.
Self-diagnosis is the common feature available across many air conditioner units.
During malfunction or low gas, it displays error codes on its screen.
Hitachi is a good name in air conditioning. I also own a Hitachi split AC.
This is a 3-star window AC with a 3.09 ISEER rating. Again a 3 star AC.
Usually, Hitachi ACs are slightly higher on pricing.
But this is an older model with R22 refrigerant. So this is priced lower.
Buy only if your budget is tight.
In terms of cooling, it will be good, but you may face issues at the time of refilling gas as it contains R22 refrigerant which may get phased out in the future.
The filters used inside the AC help in reducing dust particles and odor in the air. With time these filters get clogged with dust.
Its auto filter clean indicator feature points out when you need to clean the filters.
Coiling is 100% copper, best for longevity and efficiency.
The company boasts about the 43 quality tests performed on its AC. This AC matches up to the international specifications.
Coming from work we tend to sweat.
We want quick relief from this. Turn the AC turbo mode where the fan goes on the super high speed, this makes the room cool faster.
This is also an AC with R22 refrigerant which is used in older manufactured models.
In terms of cooling, it may be fine but it may face issues at the time of gas filling.
This is a 1.5 ton 3-star AC with a 3.01 ISEER rating, it may not be the best when it comes to saving power.
But you can apply some tips to lower your electricity consumption and hence the bills.
Panasonic is a Japanese MNC known for electric appliances and electronic products.
It is generally seen that Japanese manufactured air conditioners are the best in terms of quality and durability.
Coiling is made of 100% copper.
Maintains good quality air inside the room. Its 2 stage filtration removes bad odor and bacteria.
Best for living in polluted cities like Delhi where air quality is dangerous for breathing.
It may be a bit noisy as it is with other window ACs.
Best Split AC under 25000
Sanyo – Brand from Japan that manufactures different kinds of appliances. It is now a subsidiary of Panasonic.
The company produces some of the best consumer durables.
This is a 2020 manufactured model so it uses the R32 refrigerant.
It being a 1.5 ton split AC, it can cool a 100-150 square feet room easily.
Features 3-star BEE rating with ISEER rating of 3.7. Not very good in terms of power saving.
I am amazed to see inverter technology in this price range.
This AC uses inverter tech that allows it to work in a varying power range.
Has both PM2.5 filter and anti-dust filter to reduce particulate matter and odor in the air. Provides clean air best for elderly people
With the use of inverter tech, this AC can work in turbo mode where its cooling capacity increases for faster cooling.
This the best 1 ton split AC under 25000
Whirlpool is an American MNC that makes home appliances.
This is a 3-star inverter AC with a 3.87 ISEER rating.
If you go read on the online platform you will find ‘stabilizer free operation’ written.
Don’t fall into the marketing trap. You must always use a good stabilizer with any type of AC.
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It works even when the outside temperature is up to 52 degrees celsius.
The IntelliSense inverter technology allows the AC to adapt to the environment. It can increase or decrease the cooling capacity.
This ultimately saves some electricity in the longer run
Newer ACs from Whirlpool comes with MPFI technology that uses a 4×4 evaporator circuit for facilitating rapid heat exchange.
Along with a 1-year warranty on the AC unit, Whirlpool is giving a whopping 10-year warranty on the compressor.
This is a 0.8 ton split AC from Daikin.
Though Daikin ACs are very good at cooling, this being a 0.8 ton AC may not be very good at cooling.
It can cool a room of 50-80 square feet slowly.
The coiling present in indoor and outdoor unit both are made of 100% copper
This is not an inverter AC which means it is an older model.
Manufacturers are nowadays making only inverter ACs.
There are a lot of benefits of having an inverter AC. To know more check inverter vs normal AC
You do not need a stabilizer for any Daikin AC as these are equipped with built-in stabilizers.
However, for the extra safety you may opt for a stabilizer
In terms of look and design, the body is made of high-quality polystyrene which makes it look fresh for a long time.
It can self-diagnose itself at the time of failure or low gas. The error code gets displayed on the screen
You get the normal 1-year warranty on the entire unit with an extended warranty on the compressor of 5 years.